Campus Recreation provides in house training for a number of positions listed below. Click on available links for details on training for future employment. For information on Internships with the Department of Campus Recreation, click here.
Fitness Center Staff
Fitness Center staff are responsible for maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all members in the weight room and cardio room. This includes maintaining equipment, enforcing guidelines, providing member services and keeping areas clean and well organized.
The Graphic Artist is responsible for creating and supporting the design needs for the Department of Campus Recreation. Designers must be creative while still deliver a consistent "look" in the design, layout, artwork and color for all promotional materials including brochures, flyers, posters, advertisements, T-shirts, etc. Graphic Artists should have a strong graphics background and be interested in the various programs and services of Campus Recreation. Individuals in this position need to be self-motivated, able to work with minimum supervision and able to receive feedback and modify projects to satisfy the customer. Advanced knowledge of Adobe Suite Software is preferred.
Group Fitness Instructor
Instructors are responsible for designing, instructing and evaluating group exercise classes. Individuals must be personable, out-going and enthusiastic with a desire to help class participants reach their fitness goals. Must have ability to motivate others and lead a safe and effective group exercise class. Individuals must demonstrate working knowledge of group exercise equipment and protocols. Nationally recognized certification required.
Learn about our group fitness instructor prep course.
Intramural Sports Official
The Intramural Sports Official will be responsible for providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all program participants and spectators. Officials must demonstrate absolute control of the game. Customer service skills and knowledge of sport are crucial to being a successful official. Officiating experience and rule knowledge is preferred but not required. We will train!
Aquatic center lifeguards are primarily responsible for guest safety. This includes maintaining equipment, enforcing guidelines, member service and keeping areas clean and well organized. Current American Red Cross Lifeguard and First Aid/CPR certifications are required for this position.
Responsible for inspections and minor repairs of fitness equipment and facility issues. Maintenance ensures that all fitness equipment is functioning properly at all times. In addition, Maintenance is responsible for event set up, pressure washing, painting, installation, and drywall repairs. Special projects are assigned frequently.
Personal Trainers are expected to set a good example for clients and patrons by making fitness a priority in their lives. They assess clients’ fitness levels and help them achieve their fitness goals. Most importantly, personal trainers offer education, motivation, and support while improving their clients’ quality of life. Personal Trainers must hold a nationally accredited certification.
Learn about our personal trainer prep course.
Rec Desk Staff
Hosts are responsible for delivering quality guest service. This includes answering questions by phone and in person, equipment checkout , enforcing guidelines, keeping areas clean and organized and assisting with facility supervision.
Outdoor Adventures employs students as Adventure Trip leaders,Challenge Course Facilitators, Belay Masters, and Base Camp staff. All the positions involve direct client contact that help development your skills in excellent customer service, written and oral communication, and problem-solving. Trip Leader and Facilitator roles are both great ways to improve your group management and leadership skills. Because of the high level of skills needed for both of these positions, there are intensive trainings required before employment starts.
Trip Leaders are responsible for planning and leading adventure trips and manage risks during the activities. Trip leaders are required to go through a semester-long training that consists of weekly workshops, Wilderness First-Aid certification, and a training expedition during part of spring break. Base Camp staff manage outdoor equipment gear rental and assist with logistics for adventure trips and Camp Owls. Challenge Course Facilitators develop and facilitate group development programs based on client goals. There is a 40-hour training that includes technical and interpersonal skills training conducted at the beginning of semesters. You may request to shadow a program to learn more about what facilitators do on the job. BelayMasters supervise programs at the climbing center as well as assist on non-team building programs on the challenge course.